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College Swimming Previews: Unlikely Sprints/400 IM Combo Lead #1 Cal Men

Cal has the two best returning 50 freestylers in the NCAA. But they also have arguably three of the top 400 IMers. That’s what you call a well-rounded roster.

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College Swimming Previews: Individual Titles May Not Be Enough for #1 Stanford

Gone are the days of Ledecky, Manuel, Eastin and Ruck. But Stanford still has the depth of multiple #1 recruiting classes who will need to step up in 2020.

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SwimSwam’s Comprehensive 2019-2020 College Swimming Preview Index

Stay on top of our team-by-team previews, recruiting class rankings, NCAA event-by-event winner picks and more with this comprehensive links index.

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College Swimming Previews: Underclassmen and Transfers Buoy #2 Texas Men

The depth is outstanding, especially with elite freshmen and transfers incoming. The task will be swimming best times at NCAAs – an issue in 2019.

College Swimming Previews: #2 Cal Bears Cover Their Bases with Newcomers

Despite a great senior class graduating last year, Cal still returns a talent-laden roster, headed by the nation’s top sprinter: Abbey Weitzeil.

College Swimming Previews: A Massive Rebuilding Project For #3 IU Men’s Relays

Seniors Zach Apple, Vini Lanza, Ian Finnerty, adnd James Connor combined for 161 individual points at NCAAs, nearly half of the Hoosier’s 385.5 point total.

College Swimming Previews: #3 UVA Women Return All Individual NCAA Scorers

UVA is without a doubt in a stronger place heading into this season than last season, thanks in large part to the #1 recruiting class this year.

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College Swimming Previews: Talented Recruits To Help #4 NC State Weather Losses

Despite losing 5 NCAA scorers and 12/20 relay legs to graduation, a talented freshman class arrives to help rebuild around returning star Coleman Stewart.

College Swimming Previews: #4 NC State Women Building Title-Contending Relays

NC State has immense relay potential, with young stars in back (freshman Katharine Berkoff) and breast (sophomore Sophie Hansson) plus elite free sprinters.

College Swimming Previews: #5 Michigan Men Relying on Distance/IM Individually

Senior leader Felix Auboeck is back after a heroic win in the mile at the 2019 NCAA Championships. He needs to be as lethal in the 200/500 free this year.

College Swimming Previews: Peaking At The Right Time Is Key For #5 Tennessee

A lot of Tennessee’s success will run through Erika Brown, who will be a contender for three individual NCAA titles once again in her senior year.

College Previews: #6 Louisville Men Return Core, Minus Harting

While the Cardinals lose the spark plug that was Zach Harting, they return most of the core that propelled them to a program-best 5th place NCAA in 2019.

College Swimming Previews: #6 Texas Women Reload with Freshman Freestylers

Claire Adams, with A-final potential in the 100 back and 100 free, is a relay weapon and a senior leader for the Texas Longhorns.

College Swimming Previews: Stellar Sophomores Lead Re-Retooled #7 Florida Men

After a slew of 2018 graduations and 2019 transfers, Florida again faces adversity, but returns a bulldozing sophomore class on the rise.

College Swimming Previews: #7 Georgia Women Seek Bounce-Back After Rough 2019

Last year was Georgia’s worst NCAA finish since 1983. But with no graduated scorers and a great freshman class coming in, UGA is poised to bounce back.

College Swimming Previews: Developing Depth A Key For #8 Minnesota Women

Minnesota has extreme highs, including elite distance, breaststroke, & diving, but also some major holes. A young roster will look for a program-best finish.

College Swimming Previews: With Craig, #8 Ohio State Men Have Massive Ceiling

Paul DeLakis and Ohio State moved into the top 10, but could be a legit top 5 program – if they can figure out a way to repeat their Big Ten times at NCAAs.

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